Meet the PureCare Dental Team
Eric M Cadwell, Dentist & Owner
DDS, MBA, University of Washington
Dr. Cadwell brings a unique perspective to the dental world. Click to read more.
Dr. Cadwell brings a unique perspective to the dental world. After graduating with an MBA from the University of Washington, he went on to launch and run a startup software company. Upon the sale of the company, he returned to the University of Washington to earn his dental degree. While in dental school, he served as Class President all four years as well as Student Council president. His leadership and business experience is what made him want to start a dental practice that revolutionized patients' expectations of the dental experience. From the design of the office to the unique dental membership model, Eric's vision is to help patients take control of their dental health, redefine expectations, and make dental care more accessible and affordable - even for those without insurance!
Dr. Cadwell is an expert at creating healthy and natural looking smiles by practicing conservative, tooth preserving dentistry. Dr. Cadwell is highly committed to mastery in the latest in dental innovations. He has completed hundreds of hours of advanced post-graduate training in various aspects of general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, sleep apnea, TMJ disorders, dental implants, and pediatric dentistry. Rigorous training and experience provide Dr. Cadwell with a special understanding of the complex dynamics of a smile and the ability to preserve oral health for life.
His favorite part of his job is the interactions that he has with our patients and the relationships that develop.
At home, his wife, Brianna, and he are so blessed to have 2 beautiful children. They enjoy having adventures, playing, and learning together as a family.
He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Oregon Academy of General Dentistry, the Oregon Dental Association, and the Central Oregon Dental Society.
Outside of the office, Eric enjoys spending time with his family and their dog, water skiing, snow skiing, and restoring cars.
When you are at the office next time, ask him about: Building an airplane with his father and brother or his 1965 Ford Mustang GT Convertible!
Emily Richard, Dentist
DMD, University of New England
Dr. Richard joined the PureCare Dental team as an Associate in the Summer of 2022. Click to read more.
Dr. Richard grew up in a family surrounded by dentists, many of whom have helped shape her into the provider that she is today. She genuinely loves to get to know her patients and be a part of their overall healthcare. In discussion, she enjoys teaching her patients about their oral health and making sure they comprehend their condition and how to maintain and improve their habits.
Dr. Richard was fortunate to grow up in the beautiful state of Maine, with the small town of Arundel at the center of it all. She attended the nearby University of New England (UNE) where she enjoyed engaging in sports such as varsity soccer and rugby, while also finding time to branch out and study abroad in Seville, Spain for a wonderful semester. She went on to graduate with a Bachelor’s in Medical Biology in 2017, before deciding to pursue her dental degree close to home as well. She attended UNE College of Dental Medicine in Portland, Maine where she continued to be an active participant in both academic and social pursuits. As a member of the American Student Dental Association, she discovered a passion for leadership and advocacy and served as President of her chapter in her third year. In 2021 she graduated with her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) and began to explore her career opportunities as well as her love for adventure. Her first trip towards the west coast came in the form of a one-year General Practice Residency at THE Ohio State University where she gained valuable knowledge and experience regarding patient care. Following the completion of her residency, Dr. Richard made the journey to Oregon to experience west coast living and is excited to join the PureCare Dental Team.
Outside the office, Dr. Richard enjoys playing soccer and pickleball as well as exploring the outdoors through any means necessary, most notably by foot, bike or ski!
When you’re in the office next, she would love to hear your book recommendations.
Ashley’s favorite part of her job is getting to interact with patients. She loves being able to be a part of your oral hygiene care.
Ashley grew up in Juneau, Alaska. Though she has lived in, and visited many, different states and countries! She recently moved to Central Oregon with her boyfriend who is from Scotland. She loves that in Bend she can do her favorite hobbies which include concerts, hiking, softball, snowboarding and pickle ball.
Before relocating to Oregon, Ashley received her hygiene degree in Salt Lake City, Utah!
When you are next at the office, ask Ashley about the time she caught a 60lb halibut!
Melanie, BS, EPDH
Melanie’s favorite part of her job is working with people and establishing relationships, all the while helping patients improve upon and understand the importance of their oral health.
She grew up in Newberg, OR, and moved to Klamath Falls to attend Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) after high school to study dental hygiene. She moved to Central Oregon in July 2020 and has been in love with the community ever since! She has a passion for the outdoor lifestyle that Bend offers. Whether she’s on the water, the mountains, or the trails, there’s always somewhere new for her to explore.
When she is not caring for our amazing patients, she spends time with her boyfriend of five years, Nick, and their two cats, Casper and Toothless.
Melanie has specialized herself by obtaining licenses and permits in expanded practice, restorative endorsement, local anesthesia endorsement, and nitrous oxide administration.
When you are at the office next time, ask her about: her favorite foods and/or her recent travels!
Megan, BS, EPDH
Megan’s favorite part of her job is ensuring that patients have a comfortable experience in her hygiene chair and providing education, so that individuals have a fuller understanding of their health and their needs.
She grew up in the Willamette Valley in Corvallis, OR. She originally moved here in 2014, and then moved back in the Spring of 2020 before beginning her professional career here in Bend.
In her free time, she enjoys a variety of activities! She loves undertaking new hobbies, but some of her favorites include horse-riding, fly fishing with her longtime boyfriend, Jack, remaining active and fit, and socializing with her friends and family.
Megan earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) at their highly regarded hygiene program. She has specialized herself by gaining certifications in restorative functions, local anesthesia, nitrous oxide administration, and an expanded practice permit.
When you are at the office next time, ask her about: the places she would like to travel to!
Danyel’s favorite part of her profession is getting to know her patients, as well as seeing improvement in their oral health through education, patient dedication and commitment.
She grew up in Las Vegas, though has lived in Oregon for sixteen years, and moved to Central Oregon two years ago. She and her husband enjoy spending time in the outdoors, particularly going camping, kayaking, and biking.
Danyel has two daughters, both of whom are attending college out of state. She also has adog, Lily, and 5 chickens!
Danyel has been a dental hygienist for 24 years in private practice. She works for our office part time (Tuesdays and Wednesdays), and we are loving having her be a part of our team!
Bri’s favorite parts of her job are interacting with and helping others and the relationships that form through the process. She enjoys the camaraderie of our team and the jokes and laughs we have throughout the day.
She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and moved to Kennewick, Washington, when she was three years old, where she grew up. She attended undergraduate and graduate school in Seattle, and then moved to Bend in 2010 to start the practice with Dr. Cadwell. She loves the community in Central Oregon—there are always things that she can go out and do with her family, from watching sports or hiking, to church events or community performances.
Dr. Cadwell and Brianna married in 2005 and have two kiddos: Kyle, age 10, and Maya, age 7. Bri manages the dental office, but she likes to consider herself another member of the team. Before moving to Bend, she got her Master's in School Counseling while working full-time managing an engineering firm in downtown Seattle. Both helped build both a random and solid skill set that has served her well in her role at PureCare.
When you are at the office next time, ask her about: her cute kids or chat about traveling!
Patient Care Coordinator
Haley’s favorite part of her job is being a part of a team that helps people live healthier lives.
She grew up in Wenatchee, WA, and she moved to Bend in 2012. When she is not advocating for our patients, she enjoys fishing, hanging out at the mountain lakes and rivers, and learning to play golf.
Haley is a proud mother to her 7 year-old son, Daxton, and her two dogs, Sarge the German Shepherd and Sailor the Aussie mix.
Haley is terrific with all the nuances of insurance; there isn't an insurance question she doesn't know the answer to! She spends her days at the office pre-authorizing patient treatment and making sure everything is just right.
When you are at the office next time, ask her about: the adventures her son takes her on!
Patient Care Coordinator
Jasmine’s favorite part of her job is interacting with patients and aiding them in determining the most cost effective manner to complete their treatment needs. She also revels in appealing denied insurance claims (and winning them!) to help her patients.
Jasmine grew up in Santa Cruz, California, and moved to Los Angeles when she was 18. At 21, she moved to Bend to be closer to family and become a part of this beautiful city. Her favorite Central Oregon activities include hiking around the nearby lakes and forests, as well as making memories with her husband and two children.
Jasmine graduated with her AA degree from Central Oregon Community College, and specializes at PureCare in all-things insurance, and determining how to help you realize your dental potential in an economical way.
When you are at the office next time, ask her about: her participation in a famous music video!
Patient Care Coordinator
Deanna’s favorite part of her job is the opportunity to interact with every patient. She used to be a dental assistant and transitioned into a front office specialist eight years ago. In both capacities, she loves feeling that she helps patients, whether it be seeking answers that they need, making sure they are comfortable in the dental office, or offering an ear when they need to talk.
She grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and relocated to La Pine 10 years ago. She loves the variety that Central Oregon offers, while also giving her a small town setting.
When she’s not at work, you can find her spending quality time with her husband of 25 years and her sons: hunting, camping, riding dirt bikes, and attending local events that bring them together.
She has an AS Degree in Dental Assisting (2009) and is CPR-certified. This allows Deanna to work in both the front office and the back office, which is quite valuable for our team!
When you are at the office next time, ask her about: her family’s sports life!
Patient Care Coordinator
Amber’s favorite part of working at PureCare Dental is connecting with patients! She says it's so special that we get to meet amazing people each day, and loves having the opportunity to make their lives easier with scheduling or to just make their day a little brighter! Additionally, she is so grateful that we have an amazing team at PureCare, and enjoys each individual that makes our office so fun.
Amber is originally from San Diego; her family moved to Oregon when she was about 8. She moved to Bend after graduating from Oregon Tech in 2020. She is an avid outdoors woman; trail running, fly fishing, rock climbing and mountain summiting are a few of the many things she loves about living in Central Oregon!
Most of Amber’s family lives far away, but she has her my dog Akela (you can call her Kiwi if you'd like!) and her partner James to keep her company.
Amber graduated with her Bachelor's Degree in healthcare management and administration, with minors in coaching and medical sociology. Her office superpower is being an energizer bunny - happy to help wherever and whenever I can!
The next time you’re in the office, ask Amber about the adventures and expeditions she’s been on with her Dad!
Chris’s favorite part of her job is the opportunity to comfort patients and ease their anxieties about the dental setting. She has a natural ability to walk patients smoothly through their procedures, and she is famous for offering a hand to hold!
Chris spent the majority of her life as a native of the East Coast in Vermont, until she and her family moved to Central Oregon around 2016. She loves spending time in the outdoors here in beautiful Bend.
When not caring for patients, Chris enjoys spending quality time with her husband and her two sons.
She has 25 years of experience as a Dental Assistant. Upon her move to Oregon, Chris re-certified herself as a board-approved Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) (2016). Chris specializes at PureCare in ensuring that we are stocked with the newest and highest-quality dental materials.
When you are at the office next time, ask her about: her passion for crafting!
Lessa’s favorite part of her job is the opportunity to constantly learn and watch the dental industry grow and advance within society.
Lessa grew up with her father in the Navy so she moved around a lot as a kid. She moved to Central Oregon the Spring of 2017, after having lived in Kentucky for 3 years. Her favorite part of living in Central Oregon is taking her dog out to explore any body of water, as well as canoeing and going antiquing with her fiancé.
Lessa and her fiance got engaged in February 2023 and are planning a wedding for 2025! When not wedding planning, she gets to spend time with their Mastiff-mix pup, Harbinger, her cat, Yue, as well as her rooster and 9 hens!
The next time you’re in the office, ask Lessa about the chickens she raises!
Chloe's favorite part of her job is the ability to help others and getting to learn new things every day!
She was born in Bend, but moved to Reno, NV when she was elementary school. Chloe moved back to Bend in 2017, and says that Central Oregon has always been her home. There are so many things she loves about this area, but her favorite part is the Oregon coast.
Chloe has two daughters with her husband Austin, as well as two dogs, Odin and Winter. Odin is their newest addition; he is a Great Dane puppy!
The next time you are in the office, ask Chloe about her college internship at the High Desert Museum!
Courtnay’s favorite part of her job is getting to know all of our wonderful patients, and hear their stories! She says, there is so much sadness in the world, so if she can be a tiny bright spot in their day that’s a win.
Courtnay was one of the few born in Bend, though she wasn’t raised here. She lived all up and down the West Coast, before coming back to Bend 9 years ago to be near family. She lives with her husband, 4 kids, puppy, and kitten; It’s a rowdy situation!
The next time you’re in the office, ask Courtnay about: foster care and adoption!
Brittaniy, BS EP RRDH
Brittaniy’s favorite part of working at PureCare Dental is being able to support her coworkers, as well as being in an environment she feels confident about providing the best care options for patients.
She grew up in Newport, Oregon, and moved to Central Oregon in April of 2016. Brittaniy started working with PureCare in June 2016. Her favorite part of Bend is the year-round sun and heavy winter snow fall.
When not at the office, Brittaniy loves to spend her time with her husband, Jeronimo, and their 3 Golden Retrievers: Bella, Piper, and Shelby.
Brittaniy has a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from OIT as well as DH License: Expanded, Restorative, Nitrous Administration licenses. She has retired from dental hygiene and is now the 'clinical coordinator' of our office and makes sure our day runs smoothly.
The next time you see Brittaniy at the office, know that she loves the automotive industry and is always up for talking cars!
80 NE Bend River Mall Dr
Bend, OR 97703
Ph # 541-647-5555